• De-radicalising the Western Balkans

    The Western Balkans have become fertile ground for ISIS recruitment and a place of terrorist activity. Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo and Macedonia require greater attention on the social, economic and political issues if de-radicalisation efforts are to succeed. 

  • Chechen homosexuals do exist

    Interview with Misha Cherniak, a Russian musician and LGBTQI activist.

  • Integration starts at home

    Gdańsk is well-known for the role it has played in history: the place where the Second World War broke out and the birthplace of Poland’s Solidarity movement. Lesser known, however, is the leading role the city is playing in Poland today in accepting and integrating immigrants.

  • Georgia is not only a consumer of global security

    Interview with Shota Gvineria, Georgia’s Ambassador-at-Large for NATO and security policy

  • Integration and security: Estonia’s Russian-speaking minority

    In Estonia, it is minority rights and security that influence integration policy. The separation of diplomatic and constructive agreements between Estonia and Russia means that the Russian-speaking minorities are central to discussions on security and integration.

  • The Reykjavik Summit: When Iceland paved the way for world peace

    While Iceland’s presidency in the Council of the Baltic Sea States might still seem odd to some, it may be a good reminder to the Baltic states that smaller countries can still play a big role.

  • The Trump campaign and Putin’s agents of influence: The case of Viktor Medvedchuk

    The twists and turns of the controversy surrounding Donald Trump’s ties to Russia have reached a new level with the discovery that one of the Russian contacts was Viktor Medvedchuk. 

  • Brzezinski’s unique view of the world

    Interview with Patrick Vaughan, professor at the Jagiellonian University and author of the biography Zbigniew Brzezinski.

  • Moldova’s odd couple: Plahotniuc and Dodon

    Time and again, the pro-Europe oligarch Vlad Plahotniuc has found support from his formal rival – the leader of the pro-Russian socialists, President Igor Dodon.

  • Russia’s thorny relationship with democracy

    Russia has never been a democracy, but for a generation its governing system was in a democratising flux. The world held its breath while it searched for signs of a democratic pulse in Russia and exhaled resignedly when the regime repressed attempts at democratisation. 

  • The best birthday in prison

    Home is not only the place you grew up or live at the moment, but also involves just trying to understand which of all your locations would be worth this title. Sometimes it can also be something that someone is looking for, has just lost or is forced to accept. 

  • A far right hijack of Intermarium

    The appeal of Intermarium on the far right lies in how it can be portrayed as a political third way.

  • Russia is a real player in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

    Interview with Razi Nurrulayev, an Azerbaijani politician and chairperson of the Azerbaijan Popular Front Party (APFP). 

  • New generation for the new country

    Two different generations coexist in Ukraine with different values ​​and views of the country's past and future. In 2017, the post-Soviet system is striking back. Experienced bureaucrats are often sabotaging the changes which sooner or later could relieve them of their previous power. 

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